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There are 7 ways to get from Santa Maria Maggiore to Florence by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train via Milan

  1. Take the train from Bergamo to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.

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Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Bergamo Central Bus Station Bartolomeo Bono to Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station

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Train

  1. Take the train from Bergamo to Firenze S.M.N.

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Bergamo Autostazione to Milano Lampugnano
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Florence

Drive

  1. Drive from Santa Maria Maggiore to Florence

Fly from Milan Linate

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Florence (FLR)

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly

  1. Take the train from Bergamo to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Florence (FLR)

Santa Maria Maggiore to Florence by walk, bus and train

The journey time between Santa Maria Maggiore and Florence is around 4h 45m and covers a distance of around 322 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by ATB Azienda Trasporti Bergamo, Trenitalia Frecce and ItaloTreno, the Santa Maria Maggiore to Florence service departs from Santa Maria Maggiore and arrives in Firenze S.M.N.. Typically 15 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

15 Weekly Services
4h 45m Average Duration
€23 Cheapest Price
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Santa Maria Maggiore → Florence
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The cheapest way to get from Santa Maria Maggiore to Florence is to bus which costs €21 - €40 and takes 6h 32m.

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The fastest way to get from Santa Maria Maggiore to Florence is to drive which takes 3h 8m and costs €55 - €85.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Maria Maggiore to Florence. However, there are services departing from Bergamo Autostazione and arriving at Florence via Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Santa Maria Maggiore to Florence. However, there are services departing from Bergamo and arriving at Firenze S.M.N. via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 29m.

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The distance between Santa Maria Maggiore and Florence is 248 km. The road distance is 330.5 km.

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The best way to get from Santa Maria Maggiore to Florence without a car is to train via Milan which takes 3h 29m and costs €23 - €90.

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It takes approximately 3h 29m to get from Santa Maria Maggiore to Florence, including transfers.

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Santa Maria Maggiore to Florence bus services, operated by Nord Est Trasporti, depart from Bergamo Autostazione station.

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Santa Maria Maggiore to Florence train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Bergamo station.

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The best way to get from Santa Maria Maggiore to Florence is to train via Milan which takes 3h 29m and costs €23 - €90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €21 - €40 and takes 6h 32m, you could also fly, which costs €120 - €430 and takes 5h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Santa Maria Maggiore to Florence.
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  • Distance: 247.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 29m

What companies run services between Santa Maria Maggiore, Lombardy, Italy and Florence, Italy?

You can take a train from Santa Maria Maggiore to Florence via Bergamo and Milano Centrale in around 3h 29m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Maria Maggiore to Florence via Bergamo Autostazione and Milan in around 6h 32m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€370 - €1500
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€370 - €1500
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€380 - €1300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€380 - €1300
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Alghero, Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Cagliari, Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Lamezia Terme, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€370 - €1500
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€370 - €1500
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€380 - €1300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€310 - €1400
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€310 - €3700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €1200
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €1400
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Florence via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €950
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€320 - €950
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via London City
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€250 - €1500
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€280 - €1000
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Florence via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€310 - €1400
Train operators
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Bergamo to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
Train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€24 - €35
Base Standard
€45 - €65
Base Premium
€55 - €80
Train from Bergamo to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €85
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€25 - €35
Base Standard
€45 - €65
Base Premium
€55 - €85
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€23 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€20 - €29
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
Train from Bergamo to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €65
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€23 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€21 - €30
Smart Flex
€45 - €65
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€19 - €27
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Bus operators
Nord Est Trasporti
Phone
800 905150
Website
nordesttrasporti.it
Bus from Bergamo Autostazione to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Schedules at
nordesttrasporti.it
2nd Class
€5 - €8
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bergamo to Milan
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Florence
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Bergamo to Milan
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Blablabus
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bergamo Central Bus Station Bartolomeo Bono to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Marino Autolinee
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Night bus from Bergamo Central Bus Station Bartolomeo Bono to Florence Villa Constanza Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€3 - €30
Website
Itabus

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There is no direct flight from Milan Linate Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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Santa Maria Maggiore to Florence bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Florence station.

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Santa Maria Maggiore to Florence train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Firenze S.M.N. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Maria Maggiore to Florence is 331 km. It takes approximately 3h 8m to drive from Santa Maria Maggiore to Florence.

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Iberia, Vueling Airlines, Lufthansa and four other airlines offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Florence Airport.

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